Serial 337

0 250110Z NOV 78
FM HOUSTON 89-156)(P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) IMMEDIATE
WFO IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

On November 24, 1978, [deleted information], Houston, Texas, 77053, home phone [number deleted] work phone [number deleted] advised he is a ham radio operator and has monitored conversations between People’s Temple (PT) in Guyana and PT in San Francisco, California. Last monitoring occurred in mid October 1978 and he has monitored them five to seven times. [Deleted name] stated PT people talked in general conversation but there was apparently a code of some sort because the general conversation was interspersed with things totally out of context with the general conversation.

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[Deleted name] is not and has not been associated with the PT or any of its current or former members.

[Deleted name] furnished Houston FBI, letter dated August 8, 1978 from [deleted information] Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830. Letter indicates [Deleted name] has monitored same conversations from Guyana since 1977.

According to [Deleted name], letter the FCC and other U.S. “hams” have been monitoring the PT’s transmissions. In the letter [Deleted name] set forth the following call numbers for “hams” that had monitored PT transmissions:

[information deleted]

The call number for San Francisco is WD6DV1 and for Georgetown Guyana is WB6MNH/8R1. The letter does not indicate any knowledge on [Deleted name] part of the incident prior to its happening. Houston will forward copies of this letter by airtel to the Bureau and San Francisco.

Houston indices reflect one [Deleted name], FBI No. [deleted], HO file 43-608 and 100-9999, Bufile No. 43-16451 and 100-446416. This individual presumed to be identical with [Deleted name]

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On February 16, 1968, [Deleted name] was found guilty in violation of [deleted information]. On February 28, 1968 [Deleted name] sentenced to six months and fined $250.00. On July 16, 1970 a mandate was filed in the US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit reversing the conviction.

Hofile no. 100-9999 indicates [Deleted name] was the [deleted information] for the SDS and [at] the University of Houston (UH) and was also their [deleted information] also was active in the activities of the Houston Committee to End the War in Vietnam (HCEWV) aka Houston Citizens for Action in Vietnam (HCAV). [Deleted name] was [Deleted information] for HCEWV and allegedly a sympathizer of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP).

Houston indices also reflect Hofile no. 100-7551, Bufile 100-337752 on [Deleted information], also, Hofile no. 10-7813, Bufiole 100-369419 on Ezra Leonard Schacht, [Deleted information].

[Deleted information] of Forbes Club, New York County Communist Party, New York, New York, and prior to that was a member of the state committee of the CP in Texas. Both [deleted name] and Ezra Schacht were security index subjects of the Houston division.

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Current attempts to contact members of the Schacht family in Houston has met with negative results. Messages have been left with telephone answering service for Schacht family and for [Deleted information]. Attorney presently representing the [Deleted information] and who represented [Deleted information] in his 43 matter.

Miami at Key West Florida will if not already done, contact individual with “ham” call letters [Deleted information] (portable unit).

WFO through the FCC, will determine the identity of individuals with “ham” call letters: [Deleted information] in Illinois, and [Deleted information] in Pennsylvania and set out leads to interview these “hams” if not already done.

Houston will continue efforts to contact members of the Schacht family.

Armed and dangerous; suicidal tendencies.

BT.

Originally posted on December 9th, 2018.

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